I want to like this infographic, but I can't. Too many spelling errors and I have no idea what metric they are using to gauge popularity.
The java code example I found hilarious though.
I can't believe it left out the entire family of functional languages, from Lisp through Haskell and OCaml.
Err… I think they're talking about Java on the server side, not on the client side.
@dano, I'm pretty sure that they used that stupid tiobe index.
Java is not more popular than C nor C++. And Assembly has to be the most known language out there, considering it's the lowest human language.
Iirc, there is no singular Assembly. Each ISA has its own variant.
Assembly is simply human OPcode. Human processor instructions. All processors have different commands, or most do. Thus that, Assembly remains the same with few differences.
Actually, with the exception of people working on the kernel, almost no-one uses (or is even more than passingly familiar) with Assembly language because it is so low level that using it is not cost or time effective.
Also: maintaining someone else's assembly program is murder.
I love how I still teach/use FORTRAN and its been around since 57…might have to show my students this
I was excited about it, until I read two parts:
"the Qwerty keyboard was responsible for the majority of computer languages ever created"
"Linux is based on C"
The first completely ignores the work of many very creative and clever individuals and gives the credit to a a hunk of plastic and metal.
The second just tweaks a screwdriver in the part of my brain that hates terminology mistakes – programs are WRITTEN in a language, not BASED on a language.
False. There's languages out there used by Computers, and Computers don't "write" they "do" commands;
And please notice the difference between a digital, Personal-Computer, and a digital computer.
(Lastly: Binary is NOT a language, but a mathematical base(2));
"lead by Grace Murray Hopper" should be "led by Grace Murray Hopper."
Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Interesting information… Do I believe it 100%, no!
The source of the popularity is doubtful, but the information about the history of each language (dates) is quite interesting. I wonder how hard it is to find a programmer with FORTRAN knowledge nowadays….
I don't know about the popularity being 100% accurate, but the pascal statement is certainly true.
Ruby on Rails isn't a language, simply a framework on top of Ruby (which is already mentioned). Why is there no mention of C#?